A little while ago, I went to my second camp for high school! It was at Nanga Bush Camp, however we stayed at a different location the second day. When we arrived, we saw an amazing ‘woodshed’ where we were to sleep and play games. Next, we were put into groups and told our activities for the next 2 days.
Half our year group just chilling outside the Woodshed
I must admit, I wasn’t happy with the guys in the group but throughout the camp, I realised that it was really good fun having them on the team. First up, my group had a low ropes challenge, which helped our communication and team building. Good thing we did it too, because if we hadn’t done it first, we would have miserably failed the other challenges!! Low ropes was my favourite out of everything.
Low Ropes. Balance is key 👌
Our dorm got messy after one day. The window was used as a clothesline, the floor as a bin…
We went kayaking, rafting, raft building, abseiling (that was SCARY) and zip lining. Sorry I didn’t get many pictures – I couldn’t take the camera with me for fear that I would drop it over board and lose it…
On the second day, after the activities, we started the hike to the camp ground. It took just under 3 hours and everybody was so sick of it by the end that when we arrived, no one even bothered to set up the tents or start dinner!!
Georgie found a carrot in her bag so we munched on that 🙂
We all had to hike the tents, mattresses (little blow up ones), clothes, food and cooking equipment to the site and do everything ourselves. Personally, I loved the task because I already knew how to set up a tent and it was so much fun helping my friends with theirs. Three broken tent pegs, a plank of wood and 2 missing friends later, we were ready to start dinner!
Believe it or not, we all fit!
Heer had brought 5 packs of noodles and a frying pan, so we decided to put all 5 in the pan and cook it on the easiest heat source – a barbecue!! We ended up with so much left over, so what did Brad decide to do? Have a food fight!!! I still had dried up noodles stuck in my hair a week later… After the best food fight ever, we joined a few other people and cooked marshmallows over a fire.
The views during the hike were amazing
Jade, Heer and I shared my tent while Georgie, Susan and Sheida had Susan’s tent. Brad had his own tent that was roughly 6 times bigger than anyone else’s! Just as we were all getting to sleep, Jade kept freaking me out by saying she was seeing spiders and cockroaches inside the tent. Every time we were drifting off to sleep, we would feel something run up our leg and start screaming! I woke up the next morning to find that Heer had taken my ‘pillow’ made up of a travel towel and was wrapped around me for warmth. We hiked all the way back to the original camp site and then boarded a bus to go back home. Camp was so much fun this year because I made new friends and got to try some new activities.
The best people ever, we all collapsed after the hike and ate ice cream. Thanks guys!